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your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. we start with breaking news out of san jose at this hour. a grass fire threatening homes on mountain drive near almaden road. it's right on the eastern edge of almaden quicksilver county park. the fire broke out about 2 hours ago. so far, there's not word of any damage to homes in the area.
but we are keeping an eye on that story. and that being said, good evening, i'm brian hackney. >> i'm ann notarangelo. >> the heat is certainly driving up the fire danger and christin ayers is live in oakland. not a lot of people out and about today. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. most people telling me it was entirely too hot today to be outdoors. now that the temperature is dropping a little, you can see the park in oakland people just coming out to the basketball court. normally this place is packed but a lot of people staying indoors until it cools down a bit. the ones who were outdoors today, well, we found them in the park stripped down to bikinis sunbathing out this afternoon. better yet, we also found some people taking a dip in the pool, kids out keeping cool in the water both at the public pool and in their own yards today. >> had to set up the pool for the girls today, had them play outside. trying to keep him active so he is just not panting at the house all day. especially with the rain
drought, it is very concerning, you know, potential of fires, you know, it's always a concern. but hey, good weather means good barbecue, right? [ laughter ] >> reporter: definitely a good day to barbecue but some limited options as far as swimming on this hot weekend. lake temescal in oakland still closed to swimmers because of an infestation of toxic algae and shadow cliff lakes in pleasanton closed because of high levels of e. coli, unclear when it will re-open. so in the meantime, you have to break out the inflatable pools, get out the water hose, whatever you can to cool down today or just hang out in the shade while you're outdoors. live in oakland, christin ayers, kpix 5. >> good advice. people all over the bay area are doing what they can to et boot heat. we found plenty of people in san mateo county. it's not as hot right there on the shoreline. a little light breeze to cool off there. there is relief on the way. you can see it as we look live at the ocean near the cliff house in san francisco. relief in the form of fog and
low clouds anyway. inland, it's another story. temperatures skyrocketed to the near 100-degree range inland. livermore and fairfield 101. concord 100. san jose 88. while we'll get a bit of relief in the next few days along the shoreline, it will continue to be warm inland. your complete forecast is coming up in a few minutes. a wildfire in the sierra foothills is threatening hundreds of homes tonight. the sand fire in el dorado county has destroyed five homes and seven other buildings so far. we have the latest from the fire lines. >> reporter: well, cal fire is calling this a dynamic fire and they are saying with fueling and allowing it to run are actually these oakland trees scattered around the canyon, the oak trees. and the fire continues to spread through this fresh fuel. as this fire spreads, fire crews are having to evacuate more homes and structures. cal fire says that affects about 450 residents. crews are saying there are many
factors keeping them from getting a good handle on the fire. the triple-digit heat, the dry fuel and steep terrain. this is what a spokesman has to say about the progress. >> well, during the day, we have upcanyon winds because the heat rises. overnight it's down winds. that with the dry conditions, heat and the steep terrain is causing us some very big problems in controlling this fire. >> reporter: the fire is 20% contained at this time and it has affected 1300 acres. in el dorado county, kpix 5. >> fire crews had to rescue one critter to big and slow to outrun the flames. >> he is very strong. >> they left the 200-pound tortoise behind as they fled the resort. the fire wiped out several of the buildings but abe was saved. fire roared through a warehouse and several other buildings in san jose this
morning. one man was burned. he is in the hospital tonight in critical condition. fire had plenty of fuel, spread quickly destroying three buildings before firefighters were able to knock it down. crews were still at the scene near spartan stadium this afternoon keeping an eye on hot spots. they had to bring in heavy equipment because some of the buildings literally melted in the flames. investigators are still looking into how the fire started. a shooting in vallejo left a woman dead and her young son seriously injured. it happened just before 2:00 this morning at a house on marin street near sonoma boulevard. the woman died at the hospital. her 5-year-old son is expected to survive. police later arrested a parolee named darrell wakefield on suspicion of murder and attempted murder. his relationship to the victim is unknown. new tonight police are looking for whoever started firing shouts outside a san jose state fraternity house. they got a call overnight about a disturbance outside the sigma pi house. one fraternity member who
didn't want us to show his face told us there was a fight in the street and then somebody fired a gun in the air. >> and so it was a shock to tell people to not fight and to try to break up something. >> police found shell casings in the street. the shooter fled. nobody was hurt. the chp has just added 8 new highly specialized officers to the force. these k-9s just graduated from an 11-week training course. three will be assigned to the bay area. the dogs are trained for criminal apprehension, drug and bomb-detection. [ chanting ] it's the bay area's answer to the running of the bulls. it had protestors seeing red. >> a big bay area business is closer than ever to its biggest sale yet. the entire company is now priced to sell. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
it is not spain. it's pleasanton. dozens of people threw caution to the winds to run with the bulls as they barreled down the racetrack at the alameda county fairgrounds. but not everybody had fun. ryan takeo shows us that animal rights protestors were seeing red. >> 4, 3, 2, 1! >> reporter: at least quite a different vibe between the enthusiasm, the excitement, the energy inside the great bull run -- [ chanting ] >> reporter: -- and the anger outside. this sign says it all, that's bull, they write. >> to make sure the bulls had a voice today. >> reporter: animal rights protestors don't see how the run could be fun. this person says this is stressful for the bulls. >> this is exploiting them and not fair to them. >> i believe we have 20 more protestors outside and 4500 people inside enjoying the event. i'm no math genius but to me that seems like 99.9% in favor and less than 1.1% opposed. >> reporter: plus the organizer
says his race doesn't abuse the bulls. >> if you see us whipping the bulls, let us know. we don't. they are not abused. >> reporter: they run a quarter mile. people are more in danger if they get in the bulls' way. this guy went to the hospital with scrapes but should be okay. most runners knew of the danger stuck to the side and had fun. the protestors' point, the participants had a choice n pleasanton, ryan takeo, kpix 5. well, target is looking to expand in the bay area. there's already a few of these smaller city target stores in san francisco. and now target wants to open three more express stores. think corner store but nicer and a little bit bigger. so far the locations of any stores are a secret. safeway is a step closer to being sold. shareholders just signed off on
selling it to albertsons. the price tag, just over $9 billion. now the feds have to okay it. when you get up in the morning and turn that faucet on, you always wonder if water is going to come out. [ crying ] >> california is running on empty! the evidence is everywhere you look. but scientists say, it's what you can't see that's really scary! ♪ ♪
and teri okita shows us the deeper scientists dig into the crisis, the worse it gets! >> reporter: one look at the white ring where water levels used to rise at lake mead reservoir, it's clear, that the colorado river basin is drying up. but nasa scientist eddy says what you don't see underground is even more unnerving. >> during these periods of drought we really hit that ground water supply really hard. it gets significantly depleted. >> reporter: the colorado river basin is considered a lifeline to 7 western states providing water to 40 million people and 4 million acres of farmland. researchers say it's lost almost 13 trillion gallons of underground water in less than a decade. is there a chance that we could see this underground water completely depleted? >> absolutely. it took thousands, millions of years, to fill up those aquifers in the first place. and we are depleting them in -- in decades.
>> reporter: across drought- stricken california, water shortages are taking their toll. fresno resident's well ran dry a month ago. >> you get in the morning and you turn that faucet on and you always wonder if water is going to come out. [ crying ] >> reporter: water rationing has forced desperate residents to lay artificial turf or paint their dry brown lawns green! it's become a booming business. >> as soon as the water sanctions hit and as soon as people find their water bills rising and rising, they are looking for ways to cut back on their expenses. and that's when they start calling. >> reporter: teri okita for cbs news, los angeles. researchers say without significant rainfall and rationing, demand will soon outpace the water supply both above and below ground. you know, out in the midwest and in the south, the oglala aquifer, the ground water, which was at one time massive, that water is as nonrenewable as i'm.
once you use it, it's gone. so it is grim and i wish i could offer you some hope. i can't. we don't get that much rain in july anyway but they do in the midwest and upper midwest. for us we're looking at fog along the shoreline. at least we get relief in terms of temperatures near the shoreline. the fog packed in along the golden gate bridge for the first time in 48 hours so that will cool down the shore. right now it's warm inland. concord 93 degrees. oakland 70. livermore 94 degrees san francisco 68. it's 83 degrees in santa rosa. heading out tonight, doesn't look bad. fog by the shoreline. but around the bay and inland we have clear skies and at 8:00 tonight, the numbers will be in the mid-70s. out the door tomorrow morning, high clouds are on the way for tomorrow. you remember all the subtropical moisture we had coming up last week? it's coming again tonight and early tomorrow morning. so it will be a little bit of a sticky situation. it's going to stay hot inland for a while. you know if you want relief, you can head to the shore. you can head to some of the lakes. a lot of people did that around
the bay area today. unusually -- these pictures were taken at linda mar beach in pacifica. a lot of folks out there wet suits or not, because the ocean temperature offshore is unusually warm. and one of the reasons it is, is because the typical high pressure that drives northwesterly winds, the northwesterlies sure enough release cold water from down deep, it hasn't happened this year or this summer and so water is 8 degrees above average for this time of the year. so you might as well take advantage of it while you can with unusually warm water temperature off the bay area. and that is -- you know, i have been doing weather for 25 years in this market. it is rare to see the ocean this warm in the bay area. 62 degrees, it's not like a bathtub but for us it's unusually mild. high clouds move in tonight. look at all the high clouds coming up from the south. freeze it at sunrise tomorrow morning so you can see the extent of the high clouds tomorrow morning. low clouds offshore, high clouds on top. bottom line is, not a perfectly
sunny day until tomorrow afternoon when the low clouds peel away from the shoreline and the high clouds met in order. so here's what we're going to expect. high clouds will head north tomorrow. it will be warm inland all week. if you want to run the marathon 65 degrees looks good for a forecast tomorrow morning in the city. if you are heading to the nationals up in sonoma for the hotrodders, 95 degrees plenty hot. overnight lows tonight near 60 and for the numbers tomorrow, we are going to be looking at readings in the upper 80s. 90 campbell. 87 san jose. east bay numbers, 99 antioch, 100 brentwood, 9 6 in livermore. not as hot as today. numbers in the north bay in the mid-80s. extended forecast: >> latter half of the week calls down a bit. need relief? shoreline this time of the year. if you are headed into san francisco tomorrow be prepared for a lot of traffic.
foot traffic. tens of thousands of people will be in town to run or watch the san francisco marathon. the race starts near the ferry building. it crosses the golden gate and winds back through golden gate park and the haight to the finish line near the bay bridge. it starts around dawn but many streets could be closed well into the afternoon. with more sports, here's andrea nakano. >> we have some bad news for the 49ers as they move the running backs for the upcoming season with a knee injury and help is on the way for the san francisco giants. the giants make a trade to bring in a starting pitcher. details are straight ahead. ,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,
cain's elbow. g-m brian sabn he giants' hor the news is not good for matt cain's elbow. the giants horse is not responding to treatment. so today, gm sabean brought in a starting pitcher jake peavy. he was acquired for two players players. peavey started with san diego where he played for bruce bochy and won a cy young in 2007. peevey will start for the giants tomorrow night against the dodgers. injured have plagued kendall hunter' torn achilles in 2012. this off season he was okay but he is out for the season with a torn acl. hunter sustained the injury in a seven on seven drill at
yesterday's practice. he was likely going to be the main backup to runningback frank gore. in three seasons as a backup hunter has rushed for 1200 yards and 7 touchdowns. the role of gore's backup will now fall to either rookie carlos hyde, marcus lattimore who missed last season or michael jane. >> kendall one of my best friends on the team so anytime you see someone as close as you are get hurt like that it's kind of depressing. all the work you put in in the off season to be out here with us you got to try to play for him. that's the way i have to look at it to compete and, you know, when i feel like i just can't give any more i have to give a little extra for him. >> dj hayden is missing training camp with a foot injury and tarel brown heads to the locker room early. he was under the weather. meanwhile, the quarterbacks are putting on a show for the raiders in front of the fans. derek carr could make a run for
the starting job. he is not worried about the start. he just wants to make a good first impression. >> i can't worry about, you know, doing certain things or doing something special. i'm just going to come out and work as hard as i can, push my body to where i'm exhausted like i am right now. however else unfolds, that's god's plan. former cal athletic director sandy barbour was hired at penn station. she resigned from cal earlier this month after facing criticism in berkeley for the department's budget problems, the football team's on field performance and its low graduation rate. speaking of cal, memorial stadium hosting real madrid and intermilan. icardi gives intermilan the 3-2
win in the international champions cup. nhra funny car qualifying at sonoma raceway. points liter robert height is on the right finished 6th in qualifying for tomorrow. courtney is his sister-in-law. earlier this week height told us what it's like to go from 0 to 300 in three seconds. >> it's not like you're going down the racetrack at 300 miles an hour and you're looking out the window and say wow this is fast. this all happens in around, you know, 3.5 to four seconds. this thing is accelerating so hard that sometimes you make a run and something abnormal will happen and it takes you ten or fifteen minutes for your brain to process what just took place. there's nothing like it. it's -- you know, i'm not -- i never done drugs but it's probably the closest thing to an addiction that you could have. >> let's turn to golf now. north of the border to montreal for the third round of the canadian open. shot of the day from tim clark.
second shot on the par 4 second hole the ball bounces on to the green and goes right into the jar. clark 6-under today is in second place at 12-under. clark is three shots behind this guy, jim furyk second shot on the ninth stops just inches from the cup. setting him up for a birdie. furyk was 5-under today and 15- undergoing into sunday. across the pond for the third round of the british senior open. 64-year-old tom watson gets the birdie putt on one. watson 2-under today and 4- under for the tournament tied for fourth. watson trails bernhard langer by 10 shots. he sinks the long birdie putt on 2. he was just on fire. he shot 3-under 68 today and enters sunday with an eight- shot lead at 14-under. >> wow. >> you got a lot tonight. >> i lot of things going on with the giants and a's both playing. highlights in the later shows. >> thank you. be sure to keep it here on kpix 5 for our special, inside
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